The editorial A sad Ashen look (The Pundit, August 25) has rightly stated that the English cricket team’s victory in the recently concluded Ashes tournament has come as a big blow for the Aussies. With this, the Australian team’s supremacy is over and it has moved down four spots in the international tally. If they want to make a comeback, Ricky Ponting and his boys will have to work really hard and prove that they are unbeatable.
Ashok Ghosh, via email
Afghans vote for democracy
It is important for New Delhi to keep a close watch on the developing political situation in Afghanistan (Step on it in Kabul, Our Take, August 22). New Delhi has invested manpower and money in Afghanistan. No matter who wins the presidential elections, he should understand that sound strategic and diplomatic relations with each other are in the interest of both the nations.
Kanika Tiwari, via email
Many congratulations to the people of Afghanistan for having voted for their preferred candidates in the presidential elections. It is heartening to note that the Afghans have realised that voting is the only step towards consolidating democracy in their country. Even the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, especially the United States, deserve praise for providing security to the public during the elections.
Muhammad Irfan Khan, via email
Women of substance
I found the report Rebels in Hot Pink (August 22) interesting and inspiring. The ladies have proved that being women does not make them weak. If women from such backwards areas can put up such a tough fight against injustice, why should girls in metros not take up cudgels against men misbehaving with them? Stories like these are inspirational for women across the country.
Sreeparna Bose, Jharkhand